Neo Geometric Minimalism
I'm an abstract painter whose work has been evolving and transforming over a number of years and has fluctuated back and forth among different ideas and stylistic abstract modes. At this point I refer to my work as Neo Geometric Minimalism. Although I have struggled to reach a so called "mature" or "recognizable" style, I learned early on from a mentor, Lucio Pozzi, the satisfaction of doing very different works on a weekly/monthly basis by using a variety of parameters.
I am a highly intuitive artist who favors straight lines, the grid, circles, patterns, color juxtaposition, rhythm and blocks of color. I am influenced by architecture, flags, patterns, graphics. None of these are based on any mathematical or scientific principles.
Lately I've become obsessed by austerity of color, form and line. I work with a mixture of acrylic paint, matte medium and gesso on canvas or paper, giving my work a matte flat finish similar to gouache paint and creating the great depth of color that I prefer. Diverting, appropriating and remixing all the different abstract styles and movements that I have stored in my head gives me great satisfaction into creating a new painting, collage or drawing. My intentions are to force a new dialogue inherent to abstraction that started in the early 1900's and continues to be relevant to this day.
My work is in many private collections in the U.S. and Europe
1976-1979 Art Students League, NYC
1979-1982 School of Visual Arts, NYC
2015 Art in America, Internet Exhibit (Curated by Julie Torres)
2016 Inspire Two, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS
2017 Summer Camp for Masterpieces, Stirling Gallery, Dunedin, FL
2018 SUPERFINE!, A Hyper Curated Contemporary Art Fair/HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, NYC
2018 Contemporary Pop Art and It's Influence on Street Art, National Invitational Exhibition, Hue Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS